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Lucha Libre Recordings is a netlabel based out of Fargo ND, home to Manchester Bulge, Lava-Proof Boots and scads of other musicians. More info

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Lucha Libre Recordings
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These remixes were done in response to a the first issue of a new Fargo/Moorhead msic magazine called FM Seen, and some of the problems that the Magnetic Jihad Remix Terror Crew perceived with it. Below is a copy of the text included with the original release of the cd: "Thoughts on FM Seen Magazine; I appreciate the effort put into publishing FM Seen, however, I would like to offer a bit of criticism and direction for your consideration. First, there is far too many non-FM bands on the CD...
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Topics: cut-up, noise, IDM, collage, doom
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by Adam Mickelson/Andrew Johnson
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This album is the result of the shared madness that infected two young men as they entered numbers into a grid. The more numbers they entered, the further the madness seeped into the folds of their brains. Coffee did nothing to help. Watching cartoons did even less. Pack after pack of cigarettes was consumed, to no avail. The music would not be stopped.
Topics: electronic music, video game music, drum and bass
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by Jesse Andersen
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Building a world, one pixel at a time, World Map Programmer makes a landscape for intrepid explorers. Beyond the side-scrolling horizon and into the buildings with no doors.
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Topics: electronic music, ambient, IDM, video game music
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by Jesse Andersen
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If only all electronic music was this good and fun to listen to.
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by GhostHandPunch
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Songs about death and dying and the afterlife, or songs about love and sex and relationships? Maybe both? Epic tales of terror follow.
Topics: pop, pop-punk, indie rock, bedroom rock
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by Jesse Andersen
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The lonely, driven sounds of a small girl and her efforts to convince a giant, teething dumpster that it shouldn't eat people in a post-apocalyptic moon colony.
Topics: electronic music, ambient, IDM
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by United Dust
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This album was discovered by scientists at the bottom of a crater near Manuas, Brazil. Based on the pattern of scattered debris surrounding it, it seems as though it was launched from somewhere in the Northern United States. Some scientists speculate that it may have been trying to achieve orbit, and as yet are unable to fathom the possible implications of such an action.
Topic: electronic music
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by Jesse Andersen
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Is it music, noise, crap, or a conglomoration of everything? Its definitely atmospheric, electronic, partially melodic, partially noise - all for those who enjoy the small things in life glued together in a randomly simulated instrumental form. This is music that might never exist if I didn't make it. USMilk is not to be confused with the everyday milk of the lactose pursuasion.
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Topics: Minimalism, Noise, Experimental, Ambient
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by Jesse Andersen
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I know you were waiting so patiently after "Collect Parts To Build New Ships", but did you imagine a payoff of this scope? 99 songs of tiny places and things to do; songs to make you crash your bike into an ice cream factory, songs to make you build a hovercar, songs to make you power up and explode.
Topics: video game, nintendo, electronic music
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by The Blue Fairy Godmothers
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This EP is a document of the course of a single song, following two arcs: its evolution over time from the beginnings of the band itself to the present; and its convolution at the hands of remixers. But it's not as serious as it sounds.
Topics: pop music, remix, electronic music, noise
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by Nick Wright (Let yourself be influenced) ASCAP
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A unique look into the development of one of the more interesting independent musicians of recent memory. Box Set is a collection of Dogme 95's early musical experiments and demos, recorded from 2003 to 2006. Most of this collection was recorded in Dallas TX, some was recorded in Chicago IL. Contains four different covers (and back cover) by Stephen Gose; http://www.gosedesign.net
Topics: indie, folk, lo-fi, casio, sample collage
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by Paul Kvamme
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Warmmilk makes music because he wants to. Not for fame or money, but just because it has to get out somehow. So listen to these songs once, then take some time to reflect. Put on your pajamas, eat some cereal and go to bed. Maybe listen to them again, it's up to you.
Topics: Lo-Fi, indie-folk, Weirdo, indie electronic
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A collection of remixes of the various versions of D-503's track "Vacuum Tube". Originally compiled and released in 2001. Tracks range from very harsh noise (Phroq, DIER) to atmospheric (Brutum Fulmen, Anaphylaxis, D-503) and electronic music (Nasakenai Douji, Orators).
Topics: Downtempo, IDM, Harsh Noise, Noise, Experimental
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by Andrew Johnson
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Reissue of one of D-503's more critically regarded albums, plus bonus remixes and alternate versions. Review of the original release by Phil Legard, a.k.a. Xenis Emputae: The sound of an unknown instrument (somewhere between a clarinet and a violin) being tuned in a humid basement might describe the sound of the opening track of Pop Tunes. Entitled "Salamander" it's a cool, atmospheric track full of grace that captures the movements of the semi mythical lizard as it crawls around the...
Topics: Experimental, Ambient, Minimal, Digital Errors
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by Andrew Johnson
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Youthtronics was made by a robot who wishes it was still 1996. Oh to be sixteen again. Video game-style circular melodies fight against cut-up beats and children's toys.
Topics: electronic, video game music, drill and bass
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by John Berdahl, Andrew Johnson
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This is what happens when you lock John (of the Blue Fairy Godmothers) and Andrew (of Lava-Proof Boots) in a room with a bunch of keyboards and a computer for a month: an album with a bile-filled synthetic doo-wap song, noisy keyboard punk and plaintive ballads set in outer space. "What this song needs is more pitch shifting!" A document of what happens when people loose control of talent and technology.
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Topics: Pop, Pop Experimental, Indie-Pop
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by Jeff Zens
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This is the score to the nightmares of people who still have callouses on their thumbs from NES controllers. Chopped beats bludgeon fuzzy square wave drones, turning them into melodies before completely disintegrating them. Feedback squeals weave and seperate into beats, arrange into notes, twist and disappear into static. Music for distorting your happy childhood memories.
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Topics: Game Boy, Broken Beats, Cheap Electronics, Experimental, Electronic lo-fi
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by John Berdahl, Gavin Rehder, Bill Delaney, Matt Snare
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The Blue Fairy Godmothers make music for the masses; pop songs about being naked, the futility of life and the complexities of relationships. If you don't pay too close of attention to the lyrics you'll probably think they're just a fun band to listen to, but I promise, this is pop music for thinking. Recorded live at Radio Free Fargo June 22nd, 2005. Telephone Line written by Jeff Lynn
Topics: Rock & Roll, Pop Punk, indie-pop
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by Dependable Skeleton
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Electronic music shaped by a love of cut-up beats, video games and caffeine. Dependable Skeleton is best described as a bedroom musician, although occasionally he does leave the confines of his room to gather field recordings or rent terrible movies. Inspired by the music of Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, µ-Ziq, Venetian Snares, Mega Man 2, Bomberman 2 and the Goblins.
Topics: IDM, Breakbeat, Drill and Bass
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A compilation of short songs by people in the Fargo ND/Moorhead MN area. Electronic music, noise, goofy folk, rock, anything and everything. A documentation of local weirdos making songs.
Topics: Downtempo, IDM, Experimental, Folk, Noise, Circuit Bending, Brokenbeat, Breakbeat, Electroacoustic,...
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All the good elements of jungle, processed through video game consoles and chopped, stretched and mangled. Not really breakcore and not really chiptunes but a savage and unrelenting mix of all the beats that can be pushed out of the square/triangle/wav/noise channels of whatever system you can use to play Mr. Do. Featuring a live and noisy set by Console Enemy and Toff the Tech recorded live on December 15th, 2006 at the Nestor in Fargo ND.
Topics: gameboy, chiptune, jungle, breakcore, drum and bass
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by Andrew Johnson/Jason Coffman
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Reissue of a split release from D-503 and Anaphylaxis, in which both artists used skipping CDs as their main sound sources, to very different effects. D-503's half is mostly atmospheric with a touch of musical structure and progression, while Anaphylaxis' side takes a noisier direction for the most part, making his brief atmospheric turns that much more poignant.
Topics: Harsh Noise, Noise, Experimental, Ambient, Digital Errors
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by Beow
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In a room without windows or furniture, Beow sits on the floor with a Casio PT82, a set of screwdrivers, a soldering iron, switches, potentiometers and a handful of dust bunnies. Sounds are collected, stacked into piles and covered with dust and ashes. The smell of melting plastic is the only sustenance he takes. After a time a man stands outside and Beow slides the sounds under the door, trying not to scuff them too badly. (...)
Topics: casio, circuit bending, experimental, abstract
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Behind Old Cartridge Shop is the follow-up release to 99 Wings. 77 Outtakes and remixes by OKFox, Lava-proof Boots, Kendall Station, Jack Afri, Console Enemy, Ashbrg, Mantenna, and United Dust.
Topics: video game, nintendo, electronic music
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by Magnetic Jihad
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"Two-Thousand Dollar Tuesday" is like going back to the house where you grew up after thirty years, finding it has been torn down and digging throught the rubble to discover broken, dusty bits of your memories. "Bluebeard" is like going back to the house where you grew up after thirty years and finding it haunted with the ghost of your abusive father who isn't very happy with seeing you again. A single, hopefully the precursor to an album.
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Topics: noise, abstract, experimental
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by Jeff Zens
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The sound of the magnetic poles shifting, a billion cars starting in unison and ice turning into water, collected and interpreted in 8bit sound. You are Antiarctica.
Topics: video game, noise, lo-fi
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by Manchester Bulge
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A collection of live recordings of Fargo noise group Manchester Bulge, spanning three years and documenting the transition from their beginning as a harsh noise trio to a more experimental group incorporating more musical elements.
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by Brady Daley/Andrew Johnson
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Minimal/atmospheric noise made with telephone bells, tuned percussion and modified field recordings. Inspired by their mostly shared childhood, Brady Daley and Andrew Johnson attempt to create sounds reflecting the darkness [real or perceived] of being children in a small midwestern town. All recordings are processed and edited improvisations, except track 9, which was left raw.
Topics: Noise, Experimental, Ambient, Minimal
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by Edwin Perry Manchester
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Harsh and atmospheric noise inspired by a recording of a woman giving a lecture regarding her adopted crippled children. A solo venture by one of the founding members of Fargo ND noise group Manchester Bulge.
Topics: Noise, Experimental, experimental electronics
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by Andrew Johnson/Jesse Andersen
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Fargo's USMilk one day deigned to grace the Manchester Studio with his sparkling presence and shiny boxes, and about an hour of improvisational noise was produced. After sitting on it for two years, losing it, finding it again and doing a bit of post-production work, it has finally seen the light of day.
Topic: Noise
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Distant drone and immediate noise.
Topics: drone, ambient, noise
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Live documents of the bright teeth of Ghosthandpunch.
Topics: Pop, pop punk
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by Andrew Johnson/Andrew McGowan
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In the cold month of February, in the year 2001, Andy Kisaragi ventured across the ocean from Sheffield to make a trip across the States. On one of his stops he and D-503 picked up some gear, twisted some knobs and recorded a couple hours of improvisation. Later on, D-503 went back and edited out the best bits, which is what you see before you now.
Topics: Improvisation, Noise, Drone
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Live recording from a performance at the Red Raven in Fargo. Lineup on this recording is Edwin Perry Manchester (Metal Object Number Four), Enid Boring (Mini-Korg, Casio SK-1) and Adam Mickelson (Feedback, Marantz Tape Recorder). Recorded straight from the mixer to minidisc.
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by John Berdahl, Andrew Johnson
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The collaboration between John and Andrew continues in this collection of arithmetical, computative, numerically inspired songs in Fuzzy Logic. Subjects ranging from the study of love's equation, loneliness, gleeful self destruction and abduction are covered. There's nothing these two won't abstract and ponder. The gravity of inanity is balanced quite well.
Topics: Pop, Pop Experimental, Indie-Pop
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by Andrew Johnson
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Abstract experimental noise, originally released in 2000. From a review by Phil Kretschman (of the Eggshell and Four Dead label): "d503 work(s) somewhere in between electronic glitchcore, floating ambient, and flat out noise. the majority of the sounds seem to be either computer-generated or -effected, but unlike most others hunched over their pc's, you can sense a definite human interaction going on here."
Topics: Noise, Experimental
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by GhostHandPunch
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They may well crush us. Ooh! GHP can ask big questions. Lots of what if's and who-du-thunks on this one. Man... I think I'm getting dizzy.
Topics: pop, pop-punk, indie rock, bedroom rock
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by Andrew Johnson
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The first in Lucha Libre's series of reissues, starting with D-503's last release before abandoning the moniker. Scripting Thoughts is two longish tracks of mostly atmospheric noise, with a brief harsh noise interruption.
Topics: Noise, Experimental, Ambient, Atmosphere
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by GhostHandPunch
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GhostHandPunch. Awake vs. Asleep. Get lost in between.
Topics: pop, pop-punk, indie rock, bedroom rock
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by John Berdahl, Gavin Rehder, Bill Delaney, Matt Snare, The Blue Fairy Godmothers
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The Godmothers took on one last album before disbanding to focus on solo work. Within this album are songs about robots, sexy sandwiches and even a cover a label-mate's "bile-filled synthetic doo-wap" ditty. You think you can pass the kiss test?
Topics: Rock & Roll, Pop Punk, indie-pop, John Berdahl, Bill Delaney, Gavin Rehder, The Blue Fairy...
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by Adam Mickelson/Andrew Johnson
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It continues to pour out, the seeping gridlocked melodic infection. Surpassing madness. Becoming expression of the soul between two soulless men. Contradictory opposites have paradoxically attracted you, and now you can continue to listen.
Topics: electronic music, video game music, drum and bass
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The first solo album by John Berdahl. All him, all recorded in a bedroom with a lot of love.
Topics: john berdahl, lucha libre recordings, indie, electronic, pop
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This music will be contained no more! It's free.These sound poems will enter your brain. They will enter your brain and make your gray matter matter again. Josh - Vocals & Lyrics Julia - Guitar & Percussion instruments
Topics: lucha libre recordings, dada dyke, tape music, indie, art rock
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by The Blue Fairy Godmothers
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This album is dedicated to our band mate, our brother, our friend Matthew Snare.
Topics: Matt Snare, Bill Delaney, Gavin Rehder, John Berdahl, The Blue Fairy Godmothers, tribute
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by Jeff Zens
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Like any good nemesis your Console Enemy has returned. Are you gonna tuck your mini headphone jack between your legs and run, or are you gonna stay and play the stereo field?
Topics: gameboy, chiptune, jungle, breakcore, drum and bass
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